Gemini Creates Hybrid Turntable/CD Player
January 12, 2004
Since the advent of the CD format in the DJ realm, performance DJs have dreamed of a solution that would combine the classic feel of a turntable with the ability to play both CDs and vinyl. With the release of the Gemini CDT-05, that dream has now become a reality, with the ability to play both vinyl, as well as to play CDs with the hands-on control of a full size direct drive platter.
The CDT-05's sturdy aluminum platter is driven by a CPU-controlled high-torque direct drive motor, suited towards vinyl playback or CD manipulation. In both analog (vinyl) and digital (CD) modes, DJs are provided with a variable pitch control, with selectable ranges of 4, 8, 16, or 50 percent, along with pitch bend function as well as master tempo. Additionally, 3 DSP effects (Filter, Zoom, and Echo) with variable parameter and a forward/reverse switch can be accessed in either mode.
During CD playback, the CDT-05 affords 3 hot starts, frame accurate cue, and seamless loop, for ultimate flexibility in the digital domain. The motor can also be disengaged, for DJs that prefer CD decks with a passive, non-motor driven platter. Vinyl DJs will appreciate the removable straight tonearm system (sold separately) as well as the versatility of having an all-in-one unit tomove forward with the digital revolution, while preserving the legacy of vinyl.
MSRP and release date have not yet been announced.
For more information, visit their web site at www.geminidj.com